ACOG District XII Meeting

ACOG District XII 2021 Annual District Meeting
Coding and Reimbursement Update 2021


Emily Hill, PA
Hill & Associates, Inc.
Wilmington, NC

Emily Hill is the President of Hill and Associates and has a broad professional background in the health care industry. With over 20 years of experience as a health care consultant, she has worked with numerous academic and private practices on coding, reimbursement, compliance, and practice management issues.

Emily has taught coding seminars and served as an advisor on coding and reimbursement issues for many medical specialty societies including ACOG. She served as a representative to the AMA’s Relative Value Update Committee (RUC) for the American Academy of Physician Assistants from 1993 to 2017.

She is a graduate of the Wake Forest School of Medicine Physician Assistants program and received her BA in Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


8:00 – 10:00 AM


  • Coding Systems
  • Impact of ICD/CPT on Reimbursement
  • Future Reimbursement Models

Evaluation and Management Coding In 2021

  • Office and Other Outpatient Evaluation and Management (E/M) Services
    • Background for CPT 2021 Changes
    • New Code Descriptors and Structure
    • Guidelines and Definitions for Selecting Levels of Service
      • Time-Based Coding
      • Medical Decision-Making
    • Applying new guidelines to clinical practice

10:00 – 10:15 AM


10:15 – 11:45 AM

Coding for Hospital-Based Services

  • Emergency Department Services
  • Observation Services
  • Inpatient Services

11:45 – 12:15 PM

Questions & Answer Session

12:15 PM



Target Audience

This program has been designed for physicians, nurses, coders, technicians, and administrators with a fairly good understanding of Medicare requirements, CPT and diagnosis code usage, and billing for services rendered.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the changes to Office and Other Outpatient E/M Services in CPT 2021
  • Identify the selection process for determining levels of outpatient E/M services in 2021
  • Apply the CPT 2021 codes and guidelines for outpatient E/M services to clinical practice
  • Distinguish the categories of E/M services in the hospital setting

ACCME Accreditation
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists designates this live activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

College Cognate Credit(s)
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists designates this live activity for a maximum of 4 Category 1 College Cognate Credits. The College has a reciprocity agreement with the AMA that allows AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ to be equivalent to College Cognate Credits.

Criteria for Success

Statements of credit will be awarded based on the participant's attendance and submission of the activity evaluation form. A statement of credit will be available upon completion of an online evaluation/claimed credit form at

Commercial Support

Full notification of commercial support will be provided in the final course syllabus.